Uncharted Movie Stumbles, Loses Intended Director
One might expect that fans of the franchise in question would be disappointed in this news, but given Hollywood's track record of turning games into movies, they're probably indifferent.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the intended director for the "Uncharted" movie has ducked out of the project. It seems that negotiations between Columbia Pictures, the film's producers and director David O. Russell (responsible for "I Heart Huckabees") have fallen through. We heard back in May that Russell and Co. would be working on bringing the fantastic PlayStation 3 series to the big screen, but now, it seems they're starting over "and considering a different approach." This time, they may first attempt to get some star power for the male and female leads in the movie before hunting for a director. But whatever the decisions, it seems inevitable now that the movie will be delayed until 2012 or even later. Some questioned the choice of Russell for this particular gig and there might be better fits out there... As for stars to play Nathan Drake and Elena and/or Chloe, we can use our imaginations. And if you're thinking about the real voice of Drake, Nolan North, he has already said he's no big-screen actor.
So it seems we'll have to wait a while longer before we get another update on the "Uncharted" movie. In the meantime, let's look forward to Uncharted 3 news, shall we?
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
8/3/2010 9:17:37 PM Ben Dutka